Open Call for European Artists to Showcase at ESNS 2025


Next Showcase: 15-18. January 2025

Application deadline: 1. September 2024

Where?: Groningen, Holland

Attendees: 42.000

Stages: 48

Genres: Rock, Electronic, Hip-Hop, R&B, Indie, Alternative and Folk

Eurosonic, one of the most prestigious showcase festivals in Europe, is inviting European artists to apply for a chance to perform at ESNS 2025. The festival will take place in Groningen, Netherlands, from January 15-18, 2025.

Showcase festivals like Eurosonic are unique because they primarily attract music industry professionals rather than general festival-goers. This presents a valuable opportunity for artists to launch an international career. Showcase festivals are a crucial component of Icelandic music export.

Key Considerations for Participation:

  • Clear Goals: It's essential to have well-defined objectives for your participation.
  • Export Ready: Your project must be ready for international exposure.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity: You can only participate in Eurosonic once, making it crucial to be fully prepared and attract industry attention.
  • Bring a Manager: A manager can help you network with key industry figures and ensure they attend your showcase.

With around 4,000 music industry professionals attending Eurosonic each year, being unprepared can be a significant setback. It’s often better to wait until you’re fully ready than to rush in too early.

We recommend that artists bring a manager with them so they can speak to key individuals and invite them to you show. 

Many successful artists, including Ásgeir, Aurora, Benjamin Clementine, Birth of Joy, Coely, Ewert and the Two Dragons, Hozier, Ibeyi, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jungle, MØ, Milky Chance, Seinabo Sey, SOAK, Vök, and Years & Years, have performed at Eurosonic and used the showcase to kickstart their international careers.

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We encourage you to carefully consider whether participating in Eurosonic is the right move for you at this time. If you believe it is, we strongly encourage you to submit a compelling application.

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